Darul Ihsan Centre – through its Muslim Empowerment Fund – distributed 100 blankest to senior citizens at the Ekhanana Old Age Home in W Section, Umlazi on Wednesday, 27 July 2016.
Sister Zakiya Kikia-Khan - a senior grade high school teacher at the Reunion Secondary School in Umlazi – brought to Darul Ihsan Centre’s attention the need for blankets for both permanent residents and day visitors at the old age home - particularly in view of the recent cold and wet weather.
Sister Kikia-Khan, together with 10 Grade 12 learners from the Reunion Secondary School, assisted in the distribution of the blankets and 130 hot food packs to the senior citizens at the old age home.
Some of the volunteer learners went further and assisted in feeding the senior citizens.
In addition, the learners and staff of the Reunion Secondary School also donated groceries, clothing and toiletries for the senior citizens.
Darul Ihsan Centre also distributes 550 sandwiches - at no cost - every Tuesday of the school year to learners at the Reunion Secondary School.
The senior citizens, staff and manager of the old age home, Pastor Victor Bongani Mkhize, expressed their heartfelt appreciation at Darul Ihsan Centre’s gesture.
These outreaches of Darul Ihsan Centre are made possible through the generous and ongoing support and contributions of the Muslim community.